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National Railway Museum

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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 333 016 1010
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Reviewed today

The National Railway Museum is an absolute joy to visit. There is so much to see and it is set out wonderfully well to allow as much access as possible to all of the various things on exhibit. The Museum is close to the city...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours exploring round. I can’t believe places like this are free in this country! Also very informative free talks. The royal carriages were very interesting to see.

Thank MarcW801
Reviewed yesterday

Really worth a visit every time. A National Museum (so free - please donate generously) and not just for railway buffs. Anyone will love the large locos on display but will also love looking at the carriages particularly those for the royals and the posters,...More

Thank mikehandel
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our trip to the Railway Museum. Great that it's free entry (or a donation) and there is a lot to see, do and experience. It was particularly exciting to see the Flying Scotsman! Really interesting talk about how steam engines work and...More

Thank Chichigana
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not a "train spotter", but my husband is so, reluctantly, I agreed to visit the NRM while in York! I was wrong - there is so much to see and do and I found our available time went too quickly. It is free...More

Thank Nanacas3
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok if you love trains your in your element. For everyone else it's a good visit. Interesting trains in the various areas. The flying Scotsman, mallard, Japanese bullet train. Various talks . A free museum , great for families.

Thank georgedoull
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time I visited the railway museum it was really good wish I could of got to see inside more of the older carriages. Great for families having to pay donation,sometimes a lot of money when charging each person.

Thank RyanM6772
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed close by the museum and went in every day of our 3 day stay. It is free to go in but it’s good to give a donation and maybe support by using the cafe and/or the shop. There is so much to see...More

Thank Riverbankannie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not many major attractions are free. This one is. This is a world class attraction which showcases engineering that changed the world.

Thank Marc449
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just can not believe it how enjoyable looking at different train from invention old time to the current time. It was an eye opening for sure . They also have cafes and food to have a break during your visit . So many different rail...More

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1 December 2018|
Response from RBBellows | Reviewed this property |
From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person
linda l
22 August 2018|
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Response from Anne-Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely cafe.
Racheal C
26 July 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's air conditioned (that would be a -huge space- to cool!), but the buildings have very high ceilings, which will help